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    BiG_ED's First Competition


    I finally decided to compete in my first show. I will be competing in the Mr. Titan 2007 at the Hackney Theatre in London. The show is on April 29th. I started training for the show at 20 weeks out, so this log is a bit late; but I figured I should track my progress. I will be updating this daily. Enjoy!

    11 Weeks Out - Saturday (Delts & Calves)

    I started training 20 weeks out from the show at 213 and around 12% body fat. Currently at 190lbs and between 8-9%. Tomorrow I will weigh in once more to see where my progress is at.

    Today was Delts and Calves; and it was business as usual. My routine for the day was as follows:

    Seated dumbell presses (no back support)
    o 35×5
    o 40×5
    o 45×5
    o 50×5
    o 55×5 (hard set, really felt the pump after this one)

    * Smith machine behind the neck military press / standing front raises superset
    o 135×5
    + 30×8
    o 145×5
    + 35×8
    o 145×5
    + 40×8
    o 145×5
    + 40×8
    o 135×5
    + 35×8 (front delts were completely smoked by the end of this!)
    * Standing dumbell lateral raises (focusing on good form / muscle contraction)
    o 20×8
    o 25×8
    o 30×8
    o 30×8
    * Standing cable lateral raises
    o 50×10
    o 50×10
    o 65×10
    o 65×10
    * Seated rear delt machine
    o 55×10 (grip with palms of hands parallel to the floor)
    o 70×10
    o 85×10
    o 55×10 (changed up the grip, palms facing outward)
    o 70×10
    o 85×10 (delts were so pumped after this, i could barely flex or lift my arms)
    * Seated calf raises
    o 90×12 (real slow, focusing on squeezing the hell out of the muscle!)
    o 90×12
    o 110×12
    o 110×12

    And that about does it for today, after the weights I jumped on the treadmill and did 40min of low intensity cardio keeping the incline on 10.0 and the speed bewteen 3.0-3.2. Tomorrow is some what of an off day. No weights, just 45min of some low intensity cardio.

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    Talking Weigh In


    Today was my weekly weigh-in to see how my progress is going. I'm not so concerned with how much I weigh, I typically just go by the mirror and If I'm still leaning out then it's all good. Regardless, I weighed-in at 189lbs. Exactly one pound less than last week, so I'm right on track. I figure I won't drop cals just yet; if it ain't broke don't fix it, right? At this rate, I hope to dial it in somewhere between 175-180 and 5-6% BF.

    Tonight is my refeed (thank god, I feel so flat!). I just recently got a new digital camera, so I don't have a before pic of when I started cutting. So I plan on posting a pic from 5 years ago when I was completely out of shape and then post one before the show just to show my transformation. More to come...
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    Chest & Abs


    Chest & Abs
    February 5, 2007

    Woke up this morning nice and full from my carb up last night so I was definitely looking forward to chest day. Here’s how my training went:

    * Incline Dumbell Press
    o 65×6
    o 70×6
    o 75×6
    o 80×6
    o 85×5
    * Flat Dumbell Press
    o 70×6
    o 75×6
    o 80×6
    o 85×5
    o 85×4
    * Decline Barbell Press
    o 185×6
    o 205×6
    o 225×4
    * Incline Hammer Stength
    o 225×6
    o 245×6
    o 265×5
    * Dumbell Pullovers
    o 50×8
    o 55×8
    o 55×8
    * Incline Dumbell Flyes
    o 30×10
    o 35×10
    o 35×9
    * Cable Flyes
    o 50×10
    o 50×10
    o 50×12
    * Crunches (3 sets of 25)
    * Knee Raises (3 sets of 20)

    My chest was totally blown up after all this. Definitely had a sweet pump going the whole workout. After this I hit up some cardio for 40min and then called it a day. Time to eat; Leg day tomorrow
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    Leg Day! >:D


    The gym was rather busy today, but like always, no one was on the squat rack. Took a sip of my protein shake and it was business as usual:

    * Squats
    o 135×12 (warm-up)
    o 225×6
    o 250×6
    o 275×6
    o 295×6
    o 315×4 (really focusing in squeezing out the reps today, working on good form)

    * Stiff Leg Dead Lift
    o 135×6
    o 160×6
    o 185×6
    o 205×6
    o 205×6

    * Lying Leg Curls
    o 80×12
    o 90×12
    o 110×12

    * Leg Press (focus on squeezing and contracting rather than using momentum to throw the weight around, so my poundage was a little low)
    o 360×6
    o 450×6
    o 540×4
    o 450×8

    * Seated Leg Curl
    o 110×12
    o 130×12
    o 145×12

    * Leg Extensions
    o 200×12
    o 215×11
    o 215×10

    * Seated Calf Raise
    o 90×12
    o 100×12
    o 110×12
    o 110×10

    Overall, a pretty standard leg day. Hit up the treadmill for 40min afterwards @ 10% incline and 3mph. Even though thats low intensity cardio; with the crazy ass pumps in my legs, I was smoked by the end of this. Well, time to go make meal number 7; then get some shut eye….back day tomorrow! Peace.
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    Today is my one day out of the week that I take completely off. Gives me body a chance to fully recover and gives my CNS a break. Feeling much fuller this week, my guess is that my weight is just about the same from last week, maybe a pound higher. Calories may start to get dropped next week based on sundays weigh in / how i look in the mirror. Started tanning today also, figure I'll stat going twice a week all the way up until the show so I have a nice base tan and I don't turn out looking all orange 'n **** when I put my pro tan on.
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    Wow thats huge volume, good luck with the show!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhatgifted View Post
    Wow thats huge volume, good luck with the show!!
    Yeah, I can tend to get carried away some times. I try to keep my weight training to an hour, but it goes a bit longer than that from time to time.

    I've been taking Anabolic Pump for almost a week now so I will be mainly posting my progress at my AP log to avoid double posting.
  

  
 

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